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Updated 13 Jun 2018

There's no fine art to expat living; a stint overseas can finish with a fairytale ending just as often as it can end up a repressed memory.

But as the wise and experienced initiates of the expat realm will tell you, chartering into unknown territory is half the fun.

That being said, there's no better way to prepare yourself for a move abroad than to read about the trials and tribulations of expats living and working overseas who've been there, done that.

That's why as part of our expat living section we've collected hundreds of unique articles, personal interviews, pieces of expert advice and fast fact sheets that can help you on your way to understanding your move abroad.

Read on to learn more about financial advice, issues of the expat woman, working overseas or overcoming culture shock.

Planning your move

Information and tips on what to consider when planning a move abroad.

Five tips for expats on finding the best international schools

What to expect when choosing your international mover

Expat checklist: tips for planning your relocation

Five reasons to start an expat blog

Where and how to start planning when moving abroad

Tips and tricks for learning a new language

Before you leave: getting your financial affairs in order

Ten steps to help your kids adapt to a new school

More articles about planning a move abroad.

Financial advice for expats

Information about expat tax, property, money management and financial planning.

Opinion piece: don't call me 'trailing'

Tips to help children cope with moving to another country 

Why join an expat woman's group?

Moving abroad for love: being an expat in your partner's home country

How to find happiness as an expat woman

More articles about expat women.

Working overseas

Information about expat jobs, career development, setting up a business and expat contract negotiation. 

Job scams: How expats can avoid becoming a victim

Overcoming obstacles in expat assignments

Five things to consider when moving abroad for work

Expat contract negotiation

Five of the best cities for expats to work in

More articles about expats working overseas.

Overcome culture shock

Information about the stages of culture shock, how to cope with culture shock, customs and etiquette, and language transition

Five common concerns parents have when choosing a school in a new location

Expat depression: you're not alone

Things to consider before driving abroad

The benefits of studying in Denmark

More of our favourite expat living articles.

Book reviews

Expat book reviews written by expats, for expats. Find a guide, a memoir or the perfect teaching tool to help make your relocation a success. 

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